Poncho Sanchez life and biography

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Poncho Sanchez biography

Date of birth : 1951-10-30
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Laredo, Texas, United States
Nationality : Mexican-American
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-07-04
Credited as : Jazz drummer, conga player, and salsa singer

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Poncho Sanchez a Mexican-American, is a conguero (conga player), Latin jazz band leader and salsa singer.

Ever since he led his first record date in 1982, Poncho Sanchez has headed one of the most popular and influential Latin jazz bands around. The youngest of 11 children, Sanchez taught himself to play guitar, flute, drums, and timbales before settling on the congas. After a period playing with local bands, he joined Cal Tjader's band in 1975 and was an important part of Tjader's pacesetting group until his idol's death in 1982. Shortly after he formed his own band and has since recorded on a regular basis for Concord Picante. Sanchez's group is very active, playing in clubs, concerts, and festivals on a regular basis.

Albums of Poncho Sanchez:

Sonando - 1982
Baila Mi Gente: Salsa! - 1982
Bien Sabroso - 1983
El Conguero - 1985
Papa Gato - 1986
Gaviota - 1986
Fuerte - 1987
La Familia - 1988
Chile Con Soul - 1989
A Night At Kimball's East - 1990
Bailar - 1990
Cambios - 1990
El Mejor - 1992
Para Todos - 1993
Soul Sauce - 1995
Conga Blue - 1995
Freedom Sound - 1997
Afro-Cuban Fantasy - 1998
Latin Soul - 1999
Poncho Sanchez - The Concord Jazz Heritage Series - 2000
Soul of the Conga - 2000
Latin Spirits - 2001
Ultimate Latin Dance Party - 2002
Instant Party: Poncho Sanchez - 2004
Poncho at Montreux - 2004
Out of Sight! - 2004
Do It! - 2005
Raise Your Hand - 2007
Psychedelic Blues - 2009

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